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Tytus Czyżewski, Portrait of Bruno Jasieński, 1920, oil, canvas, photo: courtesy of the Museum of Art in Łódź, Kultura headquarters in Maisons-Laffitte near Paris, photo by: Wojciech Łaski / East News, Józef Oleszkiewicz, Portrait of Adam Mickiewicz, 1828, donation of Władysław Mickiewicz, photo source: National Museum in Cracow

In order to guide English-speakers towards the Polish authors best suited for their specific tastes, Culture.pl has put together an exclusive guide offering historical context and tailor-made recommendations.

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Леопольд Бучковский, один из самых сложных польских авторов конца ХХ века и один из Непереводимых

The following selection features writers who, even after decades of gruelling Polish classes, you won't have the slightest hope of deciphering.

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Bruno Jasieński, photo from the Adam Mickiewicz Museum of Literature in Warsaw

Dark legend of Polish literature Bruno Jasieński carried many enigmas to his nameless grave.

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I Burn Paris remains one of Poland's most incovenient masterstrokes of literature since the initial controversial publication of its installments by Henri Barbusse in the journal L'Humanité in 1928. It is translated into English by Soren A. Gauger and Marcin Piekoszewski and recently released by the Prague-based publisher Twisted Spoon.

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